Episode 24

Radiohead - Kid A (2000)

Radiohead-A-Palooza? Yeah, we'll go with that. And for our second installment we dive into their 2000 release, Kid A. After a bought of epic writer's block and deep depression, Thom Yorke emerges with a newfound love of rhythm and electronica. The rest of the gang follows suit, and after 3 years of writing and a full year of recording, Kid A is born, and in a way, so is Radiohead.

Episode 23

Talking Heads - 77 (1977)

We take a look at the Talking Heads debut album Talking Heads: 77. Opening for The Ramones in 1975 at CBGBs, the Talking Heads came straight out of the New York punk scene with a sound that needed a new classification, quickly pioneering the term "new wave" with their mix of punk, art rock, and funk.

Episode 22

Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)

We begin our deep dive into Radiohead with a look at their third studio album OK Computer. Coming off a successful debut and sophomore release and extensive touring, the label gives Radiohead full control over the making of OK Computer, even down to the choice of studio and producer. The result sees Radiohead take a definitive shift in their creativity and level of experimentation, setting the tone and pace for every Radiohead record from then on out. We take a brief look at how Thom Yorke starts to flex his vocal muscles on this record, and how the other band members step out of the shadows and start to shine as individual contributors to the unmistakable sound that we've come to identify as distinctly Radiohead.

Episode 21

CAN - Tago Mago (1971)

The Prodigal Twin returns to nerd out with Quentin over Tago Mago, the third studio album from experimental krautrock band CAN. Damo Suzuki, with his eerie whispers and his nasty shrieks, steps in as lead vocalist after years of busking in the streets of Munich, and CAN feels fully realized and complete...The Gods of Krautrock are born.

Episode 20

Amon Tobin - Bricolage (1997)

We explore the jazz, hip-hop, and jungle-infused sounds on Amon Tobin's debut album, Bricolage. With this album, unlike most trip hop albums from the nineties, Tobin perfectly blends old jazz samples with a drum and bass backbone, and an IDM sensibility. Dark, moody, and effortlessly cool, this record stands out as a true gem in the field of trip hop.